August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County wineries take 5 of 8 ‘best in class’ awards

Vintners in Leelanau County flexed their muscles — and touched the taste buds of judges — at the Michigan Wine Competition.  County wineries will pick up five of eight Best of Class ribbons awarded today at the Kellogg Conference Cen More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

G-L football prepares for 2015

Practices are well underway for Glen Lake’s football team, as it prepares to open the season on Aug. More...

Junior QB ready for spotlight in Suttons Bay

Jack Pasche had a classic Leelanau County excuse for rolling up 30 minutes late to Suttons Bay’s four-hour football practice on Monday night.  He was shaking cherries.  It’s taken some negotiating skills for Pasche to resolve hi More...

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AN ILLINOIS goalkeeper makes a leaping save Friday during a scrimmage against No. 2 Virginia at Myles Kimmerly Park in Maple City. The Cavaliers, who hold their fall training camp in Michigan, notched a 5-2 victory in the three-period friendly. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Consumers offers thanks for patience of residents

To the Editor:  More...

Thanks, Solon; now don’t lose momentum

To the Editor:  More...

‘Angry white dude’ says right should do homework

To the Editor:  In Eric Carlson’s column of August 13, he “…observed a few angry white dudes in Leelanau County who are decidedly left of center politically.” I am one who qualifies for this definition of an “angry More...

Courts

86th District Court

Frank J. Novotny, 80, 1025 W. Hlavka Road, Maple City — Pleaded guilty to open intoxicants in vehicle with deferred sentencing; sentenced to three months probation and $377 in fines and costs.  More...

Magistrate Court

Christopher L. Wharton, 24, 9110 Elm Ave., Newaygo — Spilled load on roadway; $160 fines and costs.  Lauren I. Heimburger, 25, 404 Birchwind Ave., Traverse City — Expired plate; $135 fines and costs.  Paul W. More...

Alcohol may have led to pant-less visit

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office provided the following reports to the Enterprise:  A Solon Township resident called 911 at about 1 a.m. More...

 

County dispatch center down during storm; calls rerouted

The Leelanau County 9-1-1 call center located in the basement of the Sheriff’s Office lost the ability to take calls for over an hour during the Storm of 2015.  Matt Ansorge, director of Emergency Management, said that calls were successfu More...

Groening resigns abruptly

Claims age, gender bias

The Glen Lake School district will have a different — and temporary — leader when classes resume next month,  The Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday during a special meeting to accept the resignation of superintendent Joan Groening More...

UNWAVERING

TODD BREWER, fire prevention specialist with the Grand Traverse Band, stands tall during the Pow Wow Grand Entry held Sunday. More Pow Wow coverage can be found in Section Two.   More...

Local News

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OMENA WOMEN’S Club president Judy Smart welcomes over 100 attendees to the Omena Traverse Yacht Club. The luncheon, held Tuesday, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the club. Gov. Rick Snyder declared Aug. More...

County Dates

Scott to sign books in Leland   Photographer Ken Scott will be at the Leland Township Library today at 3 p.m. to talk about his recent book, “The Back Pages of Leelanau County,” and to sign copies for those who wish. More...

Rain, speed blamed for fatal in Empire

A 67-year-old woman was killed at about 5 p.m. More...

Life in Leelanau

Briar Patched

Bingham man returns rescue horse to life

Sometimes even a horse needs rescuing, and Briar is one fortunate horse.  Found on the brink of starvation, infested with parasites and suffering from ulcer-induced chronic diarrhea, the 3-year-old American Paint was too ill to eat her hay.  More...

‘Summer resident’ Pippi, a pigeon, heads across Lake Michigan

Red band gave Pippi away

Pigeons were widely useful during World War I as carriers of messages from the front lines to the rear echelon. In the years following, they’ve become a nuisance to clean cars everywhere.  But what about racing pigeons?  More...

Having a conversation with Heather Weaver

Name: Heather Weaver.  Town or township of residence: Northport.  Resident since: My whole life, since 1987.  Age and birthplace: I was born in Traverse at the hospital, and I’m 27.  More...

Views

Groening leaves G-L with a bright future

our opinion

Every school district needs a Joan Groening. A bean counter. Someone making decisions with a long-range approach to the checkbook, who is as concerned about when the next dollar will come in as where to spend the dollars in the bank.  More...

Are points proven by forcing partisan votes?

It didn’t take long for the Storm of 2015 to split county Republicans and Democrats along party lines.  Commissioner Ty Wessell used the occasion of the first County Board meeting after the storm — nine days later, to be exact &mdash More...

Downed trees turns writer into ‘hugger’

I’ve lost a lot of good friends this month.  Hundreds of old friends. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 6  Lynne M. Kerr to R. Clinton Kerr, Jr. Lots 9&11, Block 18, Village of Leland.  William A. Renz, trustee of the William A. More...

New assumed names filed in county

Andy Patterson General Contractor; 10865 E. Murray Court, Suttons Bay – By George Patterson 10865 E. Murray Court, Suttons Bay.  Dale Scheiern, Architect; 5657 S. Good Harbor Trail, Cedar – By Dale Scheiern 5657 S. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits  Value of Permits during last week: $1,509,694  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $25,499,008  As of Aug.14, 2014: $19,580,144  As of Aug.8, 2013: $22,382,194  As of Aug.12, 2010: $11,278,791  More...